American Le Mans Series American Viper team driver Roger Scotton was moved from the Intensive Care Unit to a private room January 19, 2003 at a Boca Raton Hospital in Florida. His condition is stable and he continues to improve, showing remarkable improvement. Scotton is a strong-willed young man who is doing great. We expect Scotton to continue to do so stated his doctor.
The thirty-two year old Brazilian driver was driving his motorcycle back home from the gym on Friday January 15, 2003 at 9:30 am wheh he was hit by a car that ran a red light.
Scotton Enterprises: Doctor, any idea how long it will be before he's out of the hospital?
Doctor: That's always the loaded question. If I was God, I could tell you. We're anticipating probably one to two days depending on how well he does. He's surprised me so far so I expect it may be even less if he has his wishes. He likes to go home and continue with his job and prepare for this season. Roger loves racecar and he just talked about going home and finish business with sponsor and team to race this year.
Scotton Enterprises: What about driving next race at Sebring?
Doctor: While there are other physicians who will examine him pre-race and determine his absolute fitness for driving, I see no reason why he can't get back to racing and driving at Sebring.
Scotton Enterprises: What kind of communication have you had with him? Is he talking, moving legs, responding to commands, that sort of thing?
Doctor: Oh, he is actually talking to us. It's gratifying to see his friends and family more than seeing me, he gets into more conversations with them than he with me. Most of the time, Scotton is alert and oriented, and at other times he's doing what we want him to do which is rest and heal up.
Scotton Enterprises: What kind of conversations have you had with Roger? How much interaction have you had?
Doctor: More as time goes on. It's very gratifying to get that reaction because a couple of days ago it was worse. It's getting better and it feels good. The whole family, of course, feel better as that happens as we here do. It's gratifying, and as I say the support we're getting is phenomenal.
Scotton from Brazil has given a lot back to so many that this seems so very unfair. Scotton was at the Miami Children's Hospital on December 6 giving to the kids toys and hope. Also he was at the Ventura Mall and Boca Raton Town Center Mall to help kids from local high school.
For me is a honor working with him.